UNL's Joe Dauer and Tomas Helikar have received a $2.3 million National Science Foundation grant to update life sciences education. The goal of the initiative is to transform Life Sciences 120 and 121 teaching into fluid classrooms where groups work together and students get more interaction with instructors. Lab sessions would also be taught differently, adding simulations and immersion into systems thinking.
Thirteen UNL faculty members have been selected for the 2013-14 Research Development Fellows Program, an initiative to help pre-tenure faculty successfully compete for grants. The program provides the practical information and experience pre-tenure faculty need to successfully pursue competitive grant funding.